The 2013 Glitz & Sass Fashion Show


If I could think of one description for the Sassy woman, it would be someone who loves food, fashion and fun—

Which is exactly what makes Sassy Magazine’s annual Glitz & Sass Holiday Fashion Show so fabulous.

What is Glitz & Sass?
The annual Glitz & Sass Holiday Fashion Show is the ideal Girl's Night Out with your favorite gal pals, featuring all of a girl’s best friends— delicious hors d' oeuvres, festive cocktails, shopping, fun and fashion!

After the luxury of valet parking, your night out at Glitz & Sass will begin by walking the red carpet, where loads of “paparazzi” from Classic Image Photography will be awaiting to snap a picture of you looking effortlessly beautiful, of course. From there, you will be  swept off to enjoy a night of flowing cocktails, endless shopping and loads of prizes, giveaways and fun with your friends as you take in the latest fashions, straight off the runway. And did we mention there would be wine?

Along with the main attraction of the evening—the prominent runway where models will highlight local fashions for winter and beyond, the night will feature the 2014 class of Sassy Magazine’s “Women to Watch,” support for the Go Red! Foundation against heart disease in women, local sassy boutiques, fabulous prizes and bottles of Tiedemann Wines, the exclusive supplier of Glitz & Sass.

A History With Sass
So how did Glitz & Sass get its start? “I wanted to bring an event to Michiana that hadn’t been seen before,” explains Betsy Tavernier, publisher of The FAMILY Magazines. “Sassy Magazine represents all that is sassy, so of course, we needed an equally sassy event!”

“This fashion show is modeled after the New York Fashion Week fashion shows,” she goes on to explain. “It’s NOT your typical mother and daughter fashion show banquet! Glitz & Sass is high-end fashion! We have awesome music and fabulous fashions with stunning models of all ages, shapes, sizes and ideas for real women in Michiana to step up their fashion sense a notch for the upcoming holiday and winter seasons.  Our local boutiques here in Michiana really are spectacular and we also like to help promote our local fashionista boutique owners. Michiana knows fashion!”

We’re Bringing Sassy Back
One of the best parts about the Glitz & Sass Fashion show is that each year, it is brought to you by the sassy women who are running the local boutiques in our community. This year’s boutiques representing Glitz & Sass are:

  • Flourish Boutique
  • Inspire Me
  • Jules Boutique
  • Clothes Mentor
  • Stephenson's of Elkhart
  • Boling Vision Center
  • Cinnamon Stick

And to complete this year’s event—which will be the best yet—the fashion show will be held at the newly renovated Morris Inn on the campus of Notre Dame, for a truly elegant night.

Shop `Till You Drop

And what would a girls’ night out be without shopping? The Glitz & Sass Fashion show features shopping all night long in any of the seven boutique booths. And to make your spending a little bit sweeter, a donation to the Michiana chapter of Go Red!, the national organization fighting heart disease in women, which will be presented on stage. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket, along with a donation from Sassy Magazine will be included. We’re seeing red that night, ladies!

Sassy Giveaways!

Girls gotta love some sassy giveaways, right? In addition to each sassy woman receiving the ultimate sassy loot bag, packed full of special surprises, all of the participating Glitz & Sass boutiques and sponsors will be giving away tons of fabulous prizes, including the grand prize giveaway—a Spa Package to The Centre PC in Mishawaka, valued at $3,000. Ahhh, I can hear the relaxation and pampering now…

Women To Watch

Every year at the Glitz & Sass Fashion show, Sassy Magazine highlights their upcoming year’s class of “Women to Watch.” The “Women to Watch” class is composed of local women in the Michiana community who embody the Sassy sprit—combing work, life, balance and sass.

"There are so many inspiring and ambitious women in our community that truly make an incredible difference with their commitment to excellence,” says Betsy Tavernier, publisher of the FAMILY Magazines. “Women to Watch is a great way to recognize these fabulous women in a big way each year. We are excited to introduce and announce our third year of Women to Watch at the Fashion Show. This is an incredible group of women that are certainly deserving of this honor."

Each of the 2014 Women to Watch were nominated for entry—through friends, family or colleagues. This year’s final class with be introduced on the stage at the Glitz & Sass Fashion show, highlighting each women and her accomplishments. Along with receiving tons of fabulous prizes and recognition, one of the 2014 Women to Watch will also be chosen as this year’s cover girl for the December issue of Sassy. The winner is chosen by voting, so log on to Sassy’s Facebook page and start your voting engines today! 

And without further adieu, this year’s class of Women to Watch are:

  • Tina McLean Director of Senior Yoga, Solace Yoga Studio
  • Molly Rinas Hebron Business Owner, Body Evolution
  • Rebecca A. Pierce Sales Representative, Reflex Industries
  • Darla Hernandez Lippert WSBT Special Reporter, WSBT TV
  • Tonda Hines Parent Support Coordinator and Elkhart City Councilwoman, Roosevelt Elementary/Elkhart Community Schools
  • Sharie Conard Business Owner, Studio 1 Boutique
  • Janet G. Horvath Partner, Jones Obenchain, LLP
  • Wilma McDougle General Manager, b on the River
  • Kris Arizmendi Community Based Learning Coordinator, Robinson Community Learning Center/Notre Dame
  • Jessica Garretson Marketing Coordinator, Jones Obenchain, LLP
  • Bethzabe Claudine Seminario Business Owner, Bethza Professional Makeup Studio
  • Chris Griggs-Huppert Credit Union Manager, Teachers Credit Union
  • Dee Florea Business Owner, Gigi's Cupcakes
  • Kim Becker Founder, Hello Gorgeous of HOPE INC.
  • Marlene Snyder Vice President, KZ RV
  • Rebecca Robbins Marketing Manager and Adjunct College Faculty, Round 2, LLC/The Art Institute/The University of Phoenix
  • Julie Bodle Assistant Director, Debbie Werbrouck School of Dance & Music and Academy Arts PreschooL
  • Tammy A. Magaldi Business Owner, Golden Corral
  • Tabetha Sue Busch Interior Designer, La Panache Interiors
  • Stacey Rentfrow Cass County 4th District Court Judge, Cass County Court House

Get Your Tickets!
As one can imagine, seating to such a fabulously sassy event is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat to the Glitz & Sass Fashion show today! The Glitz & Sass Holiday Fashion show takes place on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Morris Inn on the campus of Notre Dame University. Tickets are $50 apiece and only 500 will be sold. Doors to the red carpet open at 5 pm, with entertainment, cocktails and hors d' oeuvres served up upon arrival. The fashion show starts at 6 pm. And as for when your sassy gets started? That’s up to you, but we think a night out at Glitz & Sass would be the perfect beginning! Click here to get your tickets!

Glitz & Sass is sponsored by SASSY Magazine, Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame, The Centre, P.C. and Tiedemann Wines. Visit to preview a clip of last year’s Glitz & Sass fashion show and to reserve your tickets today!


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